Angelino Tweebsly

From Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Angelino Tweebsly was the famed artist who did the original ceiling mural inside the dome of the Temple of Small Gods in Ankh-Morpork. This Herculean task took him twenty years. By inference this was several hundred years before the consensus present - the power of Hughnon Ridcully's voice causes flakes and shreds of paint to drop off and fall on the congregation. As the god Blind Io points out when considering a suitable punishment for the rash impiety of Leonard of Quirm, by the time of The Last Hero the decoration is in a terrible state. Commanded by his Gods to repair, renovate and generally make good, Leonard finishes the work in three days flat (a nice symbolic number, in religious terms).


Presumably a reference to Roundworld's Michaelangelo, who painted a large proportion of the Sistine Chapel ceiling and sanctuary wall. That took him four years. The outcome was rather impressive, too. Where Leonard is asked to make a complete image of everything that exists on the Disc, Michaelangelo contented himself with representing the majority of Catholic doctrine and scripture in his murals.